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Phil Lesh and Friends Live at Shea's Theatre on 2007-10-18

Topics Phil lesh

Set 1:
Good Morning Little Schoolgirl
Big River
Leopard-Skin Pill-Box Hat
The Wheel
I’m So Gone
Scarlet Begonias>
Fire on the Mountain

Set 2:
Cosmic Charlie
Cold Black Devil
The Other One>
Help on the Way>
Franklin's Tower
Sugar Magnolia

Donor Rap/Intros
E: Turn on Your Lovelight

Collection PhilLeshandFriends
Band/Artist Phil Lesh and Friends
Date October 18, 2007
Venue Shea's Theatre
Location Buffalo, NY

Source AKG391>Wendt X2>Marantz PMD660(16bit/44khz)
Lineage Adobe Audition > CDwave > Trader's Little Helper
Taped by Chris LaPorte
Transferred by Chris LaPorte


Row T seat 103/104(left of center by 3 seats)
12/24/08 updated with new files.


Reviewer: transitivenightfallofdiamonds - - March 1, 2008
Subject: The Best Night Of My Life!
I just recently discovered the Archive and I'm hooked! I'm 32 years old and I have never been to a Dead show. This was my first Phil and Friends show. I'll NEVER be the same! I purchased the soundboard download from Phil's website. Soundboards are better if you want to hear the music better, but I like the audience versions for the sound of the crowd, they sound more like being there. This show was at Shea's, a great venue. An old-time theatre, more like a '60s or '70s concert experience. Here's my story...Four friends and I shared a limo (I know, a very un-Dead thing to do!) so none of us would have to drive. Deadhead heaven down on Shakedown Street (aka Main Street) outside of Shea's...we scored some acid and were trippin' balls all night long. Sat in the orchestra, Row W, Seat 18, slightly off-centerstage on Phil's side (although we managed to get down front next to the stage for the first couple of songs before we were ushered out), plenty of room to dance. What a setlist! How lucky did I get?! "Scarlet>Fire" AND "Help>Slip!>Franklin" in the same show...pure bliss! The concert was like a thousand New Year's Eves in Times Square, the music was a swirling kaleidoscope of sound. Purple and pink geometric patterns (almost like snowflakes) formed a layer over what I saw. Bombs were bursting in air as hands swayed, balloons bobbed up and down, and swirls of light and motion dove back and forth. It was like the Do Long Bridge sequence in "Apocalypse Now"! Panic crept in me between sets. My trip to the bathroom was a surreal nightmare: I was in a stall and looked around me and couldn't find the was both scary and funny at the same time. I lost my friends and what was I gonna do, ask an usher, "I'm looking for my friends, they're wearing tie-dyed shirts", that would narrow it down! I eventually found my way back to them and the music never stopped. NOTHING in my life has ever felt better than singing along to the chorus of "Franklin's Tower" live...absolute euphoria! I was dancing like a madman with total abandon and at one point I made a telepathic connection with Phil...I swear to God!!! The girls in the balcony undulated their bodies like Go-Go dancers and we swooned and swayed to "The Wheel" and I hallucinated that the crowd began stripping in unison, I almost joined them! Phil and Friends finished us off with "Sugar Mag" and "Lovelight" and I probably couldn't have taken any more. I was converted to the religion of the Grateful Dead for life. It made me want to quit my job and go on the road forever. Sorry to bore everyone with my story, but I love reading the stories people have posted on this site and wanted to share mine. Thank you so much Phil Lesh and Friends, Internet Archive, and tapers everywhere!!!
Reviewer: GuinnessGoon - - December 16, 2007
Subject: Fun night...
I was actually suprised at this show. I went prepared for a descent show and that I probably won't be blown away as the last few PLF line-ups weren't that great. (Chris,Joan,Warren,Ryan) those people did descent on vocals but nothing sweet. They didn't bring a presence that made the show great and without saying names but a few of them actually cheapened it.
Jackie did great here. He had a presence and his voice was pretty good and his playing was great at times. I like his vocal styling.
This was also the first time I heard Campbell sing and he did Big River great. Molitz added to the bunch really did it, as well.
The Jackie Gyspy Woman song and rap is on the Caution track. This was a fun night and made me remember how great a Phil show can be with the right players. I really enjoyed this line-up.
I was third row center and took alot of great pics throughout the show.
Oh I almost forgot, THANKS alot for sharing this show. I would have bought the SBD but they didn't have it available after the show. The quality on this is pretty sweet, thanks again!
Reviewer: musicclown - - November 5, 2007
Subject: Missing songs?
Hi Chris the taper. Great taping. But are all the songs here for the 10-18-07 show at Shea's? What about the Jackie Greene song when he went on piano? Also the Gypsy song he was rapping at the end? If it was a real song I don't know the title. Let me know please. Email (old address) or (new address).
Reviewer: bfloPETE - - October 29, 2007
Subject: awesome
This is a great show and a great recording. Check out some pics that I took at the show at
Reviewer: gdp88 - - October 28, 2007
Subject: headie shit
ya good shit, awesome wheel jam, first caution of the tour (i think) no doubt a great show,great sound well worth the few mins to download,thank god for tapers,
Reviewer: phishingbart - - October 26, 2007
Subject: He's still rockin'
I've followed the Grateful Deads music for a long time collecting shows and store sellings Cds and DVDs. I can't beleve how solid Phil still is, He's still rockin'. I cant wait to here this one.
Reviewer: - - October 26, 2007
Subject: Chris' Recording
Wow Chris, you found the sweet spot at Shea's. Good work.
Reviewer: moestavern - - October 26, 2007
Subject: God Bless Phil!
God bless the tapers, and PHIL!
Reviewer: PDinc - - October 26, 2007
Subject: Great Show
Best Phil show I have ever seen. Jackie was a good surprise, I had never heard him live before. I had great seats and this is a great recording. So all I can say is "God bless the tapers".
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